Blocton, AL Train Wreck, Nov 1901


Freight Train Crashes Into a Caboose at Armela.

Blocton, Nov. 15.---(Special)---A collision occurred at Armela, a station four miles from Blocton, this morning on the Three B. Road. A Southern double-header was bound North and as it neared the station the air became uncontrollable. The engine ran into the caboose of another freight train and tore up both engines. The caboose was mashed into splinters and ten cars were derailed. Engineer Foster of one of the double header engines was seriously bruised. A wrecking train which started to the assistance of the trains was wrecked at Boothtown. The engine was derailed, but nobody was hurt.

The Montgomery Advertiser, Montgomery, AL 16 Nov 1901